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Chicago Conservation Corps


The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) recruits, trains, and supports a network of volunteers who work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and schools through sustainability service projects.

If you have an interest in sustainability issues and wish to make a difference in your neighborhood, get involved in one of C3’s programs.

Chicago Conservation Corps Leaders

Leaders participate in 20+ hours of training classes that equip them with a broad understanding of urban environmental challenges and opportunities. Local experts teach these classes, covering environmental principles and skills in fivesubject areas: water, energy, green space, waste & community organizing.

Making a difference
Following the classes, Leaders turn their learning into action by developing and leading sustainability service projects in their communities with support from C3 partners and staff. After the project is complete, the Leader is recognized at an annual Leader Graduation Celebration and is eligible to complete further Leader projects.

Environmental Leadership Training Series

The recruitment period for the Fall 2015 Environmental Leadership Training Series has now closed. Please check back in the spring for information about our Spring 2016 Environmental Leadership Training Series.

Other Ways to Get Involved with C3
Learn more about the hottest sustainability events in Chicago by following C3 on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook, or signing up for our newsletter.

Are you a teacher? You might be interested in C3’s Student Clubs program.


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